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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We are paying about Ä1000 for my sonís 3 week...

We are paying about Ä1000 for my sonís 3 week quarantine in a nominated hotel for his return to university - this include 3 meals a day. So the price doesnít seem too excessive to me.
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France. The cities are always worse...

I live in France. The cities are always worse than the countryside. I have driven in Italy but never in the cities (except Genoa) and to be honest it was fine. But I am used to driving in the other...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Jan 21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,485
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son flew to HK yesterday. He was the only...

My son flew to HK yesterday. He was the only person in the back section of the plane - about 15 rows. He reckons there were only about 20 people on the flight. For him he flew because that is where...
Forum: General Chat 23 Jan 21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Thanks DD 😘 He has had a very different...

Thanks DD 😘

He has had a very different experience than most but in some respects he has been lucky. Yes he has to do the 3 week quarantine but after that he should have a relatively normal...
Forum: General Chat 23 Jan 21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Well after a stressful 36h DS is back in HK and...

Well after a stressful 36h DS is back in HK and on his way to the quarantine hotel for 3 weeks!

He had to get a negative test results plus a load of other papers in order to travel plus we...
Forum: General Chat 23 Jan 21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is great news 👍🏻 A lot of tests to have to...

That is great news 👍🏻 A lot of tests to have to do but worth it!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Jan 21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,485
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Same in Hong Kong. My son has just boarded his...

Same in Hong Kong. My son has just boarded his flight to return back there (he is a student). He has had to have a negative PCR test, a form signed by the lab, proof that the lab has the ISO standard...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jan 21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I know but to enter you have to have a negative...

I know but to enter you have to have a negative test! It is a risk you have to take.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jan 21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son is traveling back to university tomorrow...

My son is traveling back to university tomorrow abroad. He has to have a PCR test within 72h of departure plus proof that the lab that did the test is ISO rated. Thankfully the French consulate in...
Forum: General Trip Planning 20 Jan 21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Melbatb
Hi, I went with my son to Argentina in 2019. I...

Hi,
I went with my son to Argentina in 2019. I fell in love with the country. I did a trip report which is in my signature. I would certainly have a few days in BA - we felt safe when there.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jan 21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,128
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I agree that the vaccination programme is not...

I agree that the vaccination programme is not going how it should and it frustrates the heck out of me. However your post was about the unwillingness of the French to actually be vaccinated. Those...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Jan 21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,128
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile You really donít like the French do you? While...

You really donít like the French do you? While there has been hesitancy, the number who say they will have the vaccine is now over 50% (I would link but it is in French - the latest one I saw saw 58%...
Forum: General Chat 16 Jan 21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile For the battery I found after the latest ios...

For the battery I found after the latest ios update that it was losing power quickly. I updated all the apps and then did a hard power off. That seems to have sorted out the issue.
Forum: General Chat 15 Jan 21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have the iphone 12pro and the screen size is...

I have the iphone 12pro and the screen size is about right. Any smaller and I wouldnít be able to see it but I am getting on 🤣

The camera is better than my iphone 11pro and it is a bit thicker oh...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 197,877
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I hope AndyC can continue with his daily updates...

I hope AndyC can continue with his daily updates - there are very informative and readable!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am British and European and vegetarian 🤣

I am British and European and vegetarian 🤣
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France it is free too 👍🏻

Here in France it is free too 👍🏻
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,032
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I can only comment on Hong Kong. They closed...

I can only comment on Hong Kong. They closed borders very early in and even now there is limited entry. My son is going back to university there next week (he is classed as a resident). In order to...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,902
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thinking of you - hoping that your girls can get...

Thinking of you - hoping that your girls can get over to you soon x
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,581
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France. Within 24h of the first...

I live in France. Within 24h of the first lockdown we had an attestation to fill in (paper version) every time we went out. The police could and did stop people to ask to see them. After about 3...
Forum: General Chat 10 Jan 21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,272
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DS went on Safari to Tanzania - but he adores...

My DS went on Safari to Tanzania - but he adores travelling but isnít really interested in things.

A Tiffany necklace sounds lovely!
Forum: General Chat 6 Jan 21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The hotel provides the food - he is a bit worried...

The hotel provides the food - he is a bit worried about the aubergine meals! Though he says he can get deliveries if needs be!

His course starts on 1st February and he also has his job (online)...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jan 21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Sorry to hear how all our young studentsí lives...

Sorry to hear how all our young studentsí lives are being so affected 😟

I have just booked O a one way flight back to HK. He has booked his three week quarantine (strict - he wonít be allowed out...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jan 21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,249
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I work in a training center. All my team (the...

I work in a training center. All my team (the trainers) are wfh via zoom with their trainees. I work from home 4 days a week. On Tuesdays myself and my boss and other office colleague go in the...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jan 21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Another vote for Lake Garda. We have been several...

Another vote for Lake Garda. We have been several times and thoroughly enjoyed every trip.

Austria is gorgeous too as is Southern Germany. We went to Switzerland this summer and loved it but it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Dec 20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,113
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Possibly yes but in France they tested 3.3...

Possibly yes but in France they tested 3.3 million people in the week up Christmas. Average daily cases were 12k - a plateau for the last three weeks.
Forum: General Chat 29 Dec 20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,449
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Nothing here! Not a sausage! We hope that...

Nothing here! Not a sausage!

We hope that the pony competitions start up again so that will take our weekends!

Holiday wise- we will see nearer the time. DS 19 has an internship in Cambridge...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Dec 20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Melbatb
I was referring to the post I quoted about...

I was referring to the post I quoted about keeping French registered vehicles out of the UK not your post. That post (of Johnnyp) was completely pointless.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Dec 20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,684
Posted By Melbatb
HK has a very dense population of almost 8...

HK has a very dense population of almost 8 million. They have had under 8,000 cases and 136 deaths. Their current spike has been about 100 cases a day. Entry into HK is only allowed for residents...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Dec 20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I really donít know how to react to such a stupid...

I really donít know how to react to such a stupid comment. Lorry drivers may have a solitary job but they still do mix with other people you know? They generally do have a life outside work.
...
Forum: General Chat 26 Dec 20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,158
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DD16 is out 5-6h a day training so spends a...

My DD16 is out 5-6h a day training so spends a lot of time with us when actually home unless she has lots of homework to do. She cooks, bakes, plays games, yesterday she did a jigsaw with DH. She...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Dec 20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Do you live in France or are you just going on...

Do you live in France or are you just going on one action to protect France until more was known? Many criticised Boris for not closing the UK borders early on. This is the Frenchís way of learning...
Forum: General Chat 24 Dec 20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Merry Christmas to you all 🎄🎄 And what a lovely...

Merry Christmas to you all 🎄🎄
And what a lovely thought from Kevin!
Forum: Christmas 23 Dec 20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Salmon here! DD is cooking so what else there...

Salmon here! DD is cooking so what else there will be I have no idea 🤣
Forum: General Chat 23 Dec 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,462
Posted By Melbatb
Fab news you are both home! Enjoy Christmas!

Fab news you are both home! Enjoy Christmas!
Forum: General Chat 19 Dec 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks DD! O is due home on Monday so...

Thanks DD!

O is due home on Monday so fingers crossed his train then flight happens. Over here we are not in lockdown - though have a 8pm to 6am curfew and no restaurants so hopefully he will make...
Forum: General Chat 18 Dec 20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,462
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hugs. Thinking of you both xx

Hugs. Thinking of you both xx
Forum: General Chat 17 Dec 20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,462
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hi FT, She struggled to drink that amount so...

Hi FT,

She struggled to drink that amount so she preferred to have the feeding tube. For her, it was much easier and less stressful.

Hope you both slept well x
Forum: General Chat 16 Dec 20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,462
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hugs FT. As a crohnís sufferer I remember the day...

Hugs FT. As a crohnís sufferer I remember the day of finding out that was what it was. My colleagueís DD was diagnosed about 3 years ago at the age of 12. She has the feeding tube for about 6 weeks...
Forum: General Chat 7 Dec 20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 300,410
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile As his uni has 2 semesters and they are both...

As his uni has 2 semesters and they are both independent, he starts on new options in February. So once his exams are over (22nd) he is free 👍🏻 He is looking forward to being spoilt 🤣
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